Sidewalk vending is legal in California. California signed into law the Safe Street Vending Act in 2018. The law decriminalizes street vending and legalizes the practice under certain conditions. In Lake Forest, sidewalk vendors can sell their goods on a public sidewalk but must be a minimum of 500 feet from a public school. Street vendors must obtain an Outdoor Vending Permit and a Health Department and Peddler's License, if they are selling food. The City's Code Enforcement Division is working to ensure all vendors are in compliance. For more information, click here.
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